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Iowa Law student awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

Monday, June 3, 2024
Justin Rempe from University of Iowa College of Law has been awarded a Peggy Browning Fund fellowship in workplace justice advocacy. This summer he will be working at United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) in Triangle, VA.
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Kevin Washburn to conclude his term as College of Law dean

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Kevin Washburn, who joined the University of Iowa College of Law as dean in 2018, has announced that he will step down from the position at the end of the year, effective on Dec. 31, 2024. During his tenure as dean, Washburn developed a vision for the College of Law as the “Writing Law School” and helped develop an ambitious new environmental law program known as the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative.

In the News

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Kate Melloy Goettel, expert in immigration litigation, joins Iowa Law School faculty

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Law is pleased to announce that Kate Melloy Goettel, a national leader in immigration law and federal court practice, will join the faculty in August 2024.
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Samantha Barbas, legal historian and award-winning author, to join Iowa Law School faculty

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Iowa Law is pleased to announce that Samantha Barbas will join the Iowa Law School faculty in August. Barbas is a prominent scholar and presenter of legal and media history—with a focus on journalism, privacy, defamation, and the First Amendment—and the award-winning author of seven full-length books.

Events

Barrier Breakers Virtual Law Fair

Saturday, June 22, 2024 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Virtual
Meet with admissions representatives at an event for prospective law students.

Independence Day (No classes)

Thursday, July 4, 2024 (all day)
Boyd Law Building
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Ten Years Too Long: Making the Flint Water Crisis Public Archive

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Flint Water Crisis Public Archive aims to aid community leaders, researchers, and the general public in better understanding what happened during the Flint Water Crisis. Without our intervention, we risk losing access to documents released regarding the crisis, stripping us of the opportunity to learn about these important events and their ongoing implications for communities in Michigan and beyond. Panelists will include the project's founder, who will discuss the upcoming launch of the...
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4th Annual BioBlitz at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory

Saturday, July 13, 2024 9:00am to 12:00pm
Ashton Cross Country Course
Join researchers in collecting, observing, and recording biodiversity at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory in our 4th Annual BioBlitz. Your findings will inform a major research project and will contribute to the fourth data point in a multi-year documentation of how diversity changes at this site over time. Collections will be housed with the UI Museum of Natural History. Registration is required + free. Sign up link is here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bduk9LKkk5nSZls

LSAC DC Forum

Saturday, July 13, 2024 10:00am to 4:00pm
Meet with admissions representatives at an event for prospective law students.